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Vienna to host EuroPride event in 2019
A EuroPride parade in Oslo, 2014.

Vienna to host EuroPride event in 2019

The Local · 14 Oct 2016, 11:55

Published: 14 Oct 2016 11:55 GMT+02:00

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This year the event was held in Amsterdam, with Austrian cross-dressing diva Conchita Wurst appearing as one of its star acts.

The Vienna event will be organised by HOSI Wien, Austria’s oldest and largest gay, lesbian and bisexual association. "Awarding the host city to Vienna is a great vote of confidence from our European friends,” HOSI Wien president Lui Fidelsberger said. She added that HOSI is already inviting the community to think about the event, “and a broad and extensive program to last several weeks”.

"In the past years, Vienna has made countless measures to become the rainbow capital of Europe, here acceptance is alive, the city's colourfulness is accepted," Vienna anti-discrimination councillor Sandra Frauenberger (SPÖ) said.

Vienna’s annual Rainbow Parade is well established and visibly supported throughout the city. All Vienna trams run with rainbow flags on their roof-tops a few weeks ahead of the parade, and prominent public buildings are decorated with rainbow flags.

This year, for the first time in history the head of government, Chancellor Christian Kern, took part and gave a speech at the closing event of the parade.

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EuroPride will last from two to four weeks, potentially spanning from the last week of May until June 15th and culminating in the EuroPride Rainbow Parade.


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